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English definition of “settle (sb) down”

settle (sb) down

phrasal verb with settle     /ˈset.l̩/ US  /ˈset̬-/ verb
C2 to become quiet and calm, or to make someone become quiet and calm: Come on children, stop chatting and settle down please! They settled down on the sofa to watch the film.Calming and relaxingReassuring
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